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  Asystasia nemorum Nees
  Family Name : Acanthaceae

  Common Names : Asystasia, Ranong

  Chinese Name : 十万错

  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 1 m tall. 
      Foliage: Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, measuring 6-12 x 3-5 cm, pilose on underside of leaf along the veins, glabrous or pilose on upper side of leaf along the veins, apex acuminate, base attenuate, margin undulate-crenulate. 
      Stems: Pilose stem. 
      Flowers: Raceme, terminal or axillary, measures 5 - 9 cm; bracts are triangular, pilose; pedicel 1-2 mm; calyx (sepal) 5-6 mm, lanceolate lobes; corolla (petal) red to purple-red, lobes ovate.
      Fruits: Capsule, measures 1.8 -2.2 cm. Seeds irregular obovate.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant, Caterpillar Food Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate; Lanceolate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire - Wavy / Undulate, Crenulate
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Foliar Base :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary, Terminal
      Inflorescence Type :
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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